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Good Times Restaurants Reports Q2 Results

May 10, 2018 GMT

DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 10, 2018--Good Times Restaurants Inc. (Nasdaq: GTIM), operator of Good Times Burgers & Frozen Custard, a regional quick service restaurant chain focused on fresh, high quality, all-natural products, and Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar, a full-service, upscale concept, today announced its preliminary unaudited financial results for the fiscal quarter ended March 27, 2018.

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Key highlights of the Company’s financial results include:

Boyd Hoback, President & CEO, said, “Good Times’ sales were quite impressive during the quarter as we continue to see a general overall increase due to the better burger initiatives implemented a year ago. We were only on television media for 3 weeks out of the quarter and we had comparable weather to last year, so we believe there is a renewed underlying strength in the brand as we are seeing traffic growth along with taking price increases.” Regarding Bad Daddy’s, Hoback added, “We saw some near-term cannibalization of a couple of existing stores in Charlotte and one in Raleigh from the opening of new, very high-volume stores earlier this year in each market, which impacted the same store sales percentage growth on our very small base of stores in the index, but even with that we posted our twelfth consecutive quarter of same store sales growth. What is particularly gratifying is the continued sales performance of our class of 2017 and 2018 new stores versus our system average. We opened our Chattanooga store during the quarter and are opening our second Atlanta store in early June with two additional North Carolina stores, one South Carolina store and the third Atlanta store to open this summer.”

Commenting on the Company’s guidance for fiscal 2018, Ryan Zink, Chief Financial Officer, stated, “Strong same-store sales at our Good Times brand and our recently-opened Bad Daddy’s restaurants, coupled with easing of commodity costs and improving controls around labor scheduling, have enabled us to generally reaffirm our guidance for fiscal 2018, despite being slightly under our guidance for Bad Daddy’s same-store sales for the second quarter. We continue to project 2018 revenues of approximately $100 million, and are slightly raising the lower end of our Adjusted EBITDA guidance, which is now between $5.2 and $5.5 million. We are maintaining our comparable sales guidance for Good Times at approximately 3.0% - 3.5% and 0.5% - 1.0% for Bad Daddy’s through the end of fiscal 2018. We anticipate an annualized Adjusted EBITDA run rate as of the end of the fiscal year of approximately $7 million.”

Fiscal 2018 Outlook:

The Company updated its guidance for fiscal 2018:

*For a reconciliation of restaurant level operating profit and Adjusted EBITDA to the most directly comparable financial measures presented in accordance with GAAP and a discussion of why the Company considers them useful, see the financial information schedules accompanying this release.

Conference Call: Management will host a conference call to discuss its second quarter 2018 financial results on Thursday, May 10 th at 3:00 p.m. MDT/5:00 p.m. EDT. Hosting the call will be Boyd Hoback, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Ryan Zink, Chief Financial Officer.

The conference call can be accessed live over the phone by dialing (888) 339-0806 and requesting the Good Times Restaurants (GTIM) call. The conference call will also be webcast live from the Company’s corporate website www.goodtimesburgers.com under the Investor section. An archive of the webcast will be available at the same location on the corporate website shortly after the call has concluded.

About Good Times Restaurants Inc.: Good Times Restaurants Inc. (GTIM) operates Good Times Burgers & Frozen Custard, a regional chain of quick service restaurants located primarily in Colorado, in its wholly-owned subsidiary, Good Times Drive Thru Inc. Good Times provides a menu of high quality all-natural hamburgers, 100% all-natural chicken tenderloins, fresh frozen custard, natural cut fries, fresh lemonades and other unique offerings. Good Times currently operates and franchises a total of 36 restaurants.

GTIM owns, operates, franchises and licenses 28 Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar restaurants through its wholly-owned subsidiaries. Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar is a full service, upscale, “small box” restaurant concept featuring a chef driven menu of gourmet signature burgers, chopped salads, appetizers and sandwiches with a full bar and a focus on a selection of craft microbrew beers in a high energy atmosphere that appeals to a broad consumer base.

Good Times Forward Looking Statements: This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of federal securities laws. The words “intend,” “may,” “believe,” “will,” “should,” “anticipate,” “expect,” “seek” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These statements involve known and unknown risks, which may cause the Company’s actual results to differ materially from results expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. These risks include such factors as the uncertain nature of current restaurant development plans and the ability to implement those plans and integrate new restaurants, delays in developing and opening new restaurants because of weather, local permitting or other reasons, increased competition, cost increases or shortages in raw food products, and other matters discussed under the “Risk Factors” section of Good Times’ Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 26, 2017 filed with the SEC. Although Good Times may from time to time voluntarily update its forward-looking statements, it disclaims any commitment to do so except as required by securities laws.

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Measurements to US GAAP Results

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